Strategic Plan

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The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors has identified four strategic priorities—Transformational Philanthropy; Success for Every Student; High Performing Operations; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—to guide the philanthropic efforts of the foundation in partnership with the University of Alaska system over the next three to five years.

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MISSION, VISION, VALUES

Mission - The University of Alaska Foundation seeks, secures, and stewards philanthropic support in partnership with the University of Alaskasystem to help shape Alaska’s future.

Vision - The University of Alaska Foundation inspires philanthropy for the University of Alaska system to make a global impact for all generations to come.

Values - The University of Alaska Foundation values:

  • Enthusiastic advocacy
  • Inspired generosity
  • Wise stewardship
  • Meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1

TRANSFORMATIONAL PHILANTHROPY

Goal 1 - Increase philanthropy for the University of Alaska system, supporting each of the universities in achieving their fundraising goals by collectively achieving an increase in average annual private funds raised.

Goal 2 - Provide leadership, coordination, and resources for system-wide fundraising campaigns that support priority initiatives of the ϲʻ system.

Goal 3 - Strengthen donor relationships to maximize engagement and loyalty.


STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2

SUCCESS FOR EVERY STUDENT

Goal 1 - Partner with the universities and system office to strategically invest philanthropic resources in support of student success initiatives throughout the ϲʻ system.

Goal 2 - Improve the student scholarship experience and increase scholarship awards
for all students.


STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3

HIGH PERFORMING OPERATIONS

Goal1 - Demonstrate prudent financial management of philanthropic assets to donors and other stakeholders.

Goal 2 - Identify key mission critical and labor intensive foundation and related advancement processes for review and improvement.

Goal 3 - Drive data-inspired decisions by instilling practical data literacy and developing applicable data management for the foundation and ϲʻ system.

Goal 4 - Recruit, retain, and develop exemplary fundraising, advancement, and support staff throughout the ϲʻ system.


STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)

Goal 1- Conduct an organizational analysis and develop a DEI vision, policy, and action plan.

Goal 2 - Support the ϲʻ system’s fundraising efforts and goals related to DEI initiatives to promote the participation and success of the ϲʻ system’s diverse populations.

Goal 3 - Develop and implement guidelines for inclusive communications.